Sensor Descriptions

Due to ecosystem differences, the experiments will test a variety of techniques incorporating a wide range of optical and radar data sets over the specific test sites. Data sets will be required for a few passes during specific agriculture periods (i.e. growing season, pre-planting season, no crop, etc)

The optical data sets needed include but are not limited to:

  • AWiFS, 56 m, Multi-spectral
  • SPOT-4/5, 10-20 m, Multi-spectral
  • Landsat-4/5, 30 m, Multi-spectral
  • RapidEye, 6.5 m, Multi-spectral
  • LISS-3, 23.5 m, Multi-spectral
  • LISS-4, 5.8 m, Multi-spectral
  • Orthophotos, RGB, Multispectral.

The SAR data sets needed include but are not limited to:

  • Radarsat-2: C-Band, 8-50 m
  • TerraSAR-X: X-Band, 6 M
  • ALOS PALSAR: L-Band, 20-30 m
  • Envisat ASAR: C-Band, 30 m
  • AMSR-E: Passive C-Band X-Band, 60 km
  • SMOS: Passive L-Band, 50 km.

A wide range of EO sensors are being considered for this research, in order to arrive at the optimum ‘best practices’ for each theme and for each cropping system.

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